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Lerner Faculty Affiliate Bergen-Cico Granted NSF Funds to Support Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

Dessa Bergen-Cico, professor of public health, is the co-principal investigator along with principal investigator Asif Salekin, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, on a novel grant from the National Science Foundation, for a study aiming support opioid addiction recovery.

September 21, 2021

Garcia, Pendergrast publish blog post on structural racism in Public Health Post

Faculty Affiliate Marc Garcia and Lerner Fellow Claire Pendergrast recently published a blog on Public Health Post arguing the need for targeted health policies and structural policy change to reduce population health disparities in the US.
September 21, 2021

Landes discusses vaccines for those aiding people with IDD in LAist article

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on COVID vaccine mandates for in-home health aides in California in the LAist article, "People With Developmental Disabilities Want Their Home Health Workers Vaccinated."
September 14, 2021

Monnat discusses the US drug crisis on CBS News Radio

Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, was interviewed on CBS News Radio's "America: Changed Forever" podcast about drug abuse and the role the COVID-19 pandemic may have played in last year's drug-related deaths.
July 28, 2021

Montez receives Honorable Mention for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award

Jennifer Karas Montez, Lerner Center faculty affiliate, earned an honorable mention for the 2021 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award, awarded by the American Sociological Association, for her paper titled "U.S. state policies, politics, and life expectancy."

July 8, 2021

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Monnat wins the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award for new research

Shannon Monnat coauthored a paper, “The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum” (published in Rural Sociology), that won the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society. This award recognizes outstanding scholarship in the form of a book or article that advances the field of rural sociological knowledge. Congratulations to Shannon!
July 8, 2021

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Congratulations to Shannon Monnat for earning the Excellence in Research Award!

A huge congratulations to Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat, who received the 2020-21 Excellence in Research Award from the Rural Sociology Society! The award recognizes an RSS member who has made outstanding contributions to rural-oriented research and/or theory. Well done!
July 6, 2021

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Pendergrast finds state disaster recovery laws have limited public health resources

Claire Pendergrast, Lerner Graduate Fellow, finds that state disaster recovery laws have limited public health requirements, authorities and activities. The development and dissemination of best practices to provide opportunities for public health actors to inform recovery decision making may enhance the potential for health promotion during disaster recovery.

May 12, 2021

Healthy Monday Race Across the US was featured in

The Healthy Monday Race Across the U.S. challenge will provide participants with an app to keep track of their activities and behaviors over a 12-week period beginning May 17. The goal for each participant and team is to rack up miles and improve wellness in a virtual race from Syracuse to San Francisco. Participants can win prizes, such as gift cards, along the way. 

May 12, 2021

Lauryn Quick & Colleen Heflin's Research Brief Cited in Common Dreams

Lerner Faculty Affiliates Lauryn Quick and Colleen Heflin wrote a brief on Housing Insecurity During the Coronavirus Response that was cited in this Common Dreams article. They found that from April 23 to July 14, nearly 15% of households nationally, 19% in New York State, and 22% in the New York City metro area reported not making last month’s housing payment.
April 16, 2021

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